Elevate your career as a qualified scaffolder in a wide variety of industries including residential, commercial construction, entertainment and infrastructure sectors. Learn from specialist teachers and refine your skills in industry-standard workshops.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Scaffolders erect and dismantle scaffolding to provide work platforms on building and industrial sites, and for temporary structures such as staging and seating.
Other jobs include: scaffolder in sectors like residential, commercial construction, entertainment, maintenance, resource and infrastructure
A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who require access to construction sites. Check your local regulatory requirements. Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain four high-risk work licences - basic scaffolding, intermediate scaffolding, advanced scaffolding and a forklift licence. Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for a white card and high-risk work licence.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Scaffolding does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Scaffolding qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 units of competency, including 10 core and 4 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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